Pollution control - Noise
Noise problems may arise from many different
sources. Examples of the most common noise complaints include:
- domestic noise from DIY, car repairs, loud televisions and
- loud music from a bar or a club;
- noise from a factory or other business premise; and
- construction site noise.
Noise becoming a 'statutory nuisance', which will affect
people in their homes and could result in legal action against the
person causing the problem under the Environmental Protection Act
1990; Section 79, should wherever possible be avoided.
If you experience a noise problem you may wish to make a
friendly approach to the person, or persons, responsible in order
to explain the nature of the problem and to seek their co-operation
in resolving the matter. In many cases noise problems can be
resolved informally in this way. However, an informal approach may
not be successful.We also recognise that you may feel unable to
make a direct approach yourself and that in some circumstances such
an approach could be inappropriate.
Noise problems are not always the result of inconsiderate
behaviour. Some homes have poor sound insulation and may not
prevent even ordinary day-to-day 'living' noises being heard next
The Council understands how annoying noise can be and we
provide a service to help to resolve such problems.We can
investigate a range of complaints concerning noise nuisance.
You can report a noise nuisance by contacting Health and
or alternatively please ring 01653 600666 ext.
256, 257 or 351.